The Utah Department of Health named Cedar City Hospital administrator Eric Packer as CEO of the Year. Under Packer’s leadership, Cedar City Hospital has been consistently recognized nationally with various awards including being named a Top 20 Rural Hospital in the country for five years in a row, something no other hospital has ever achieved. The hospital has also been named a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 5 Star Hospital, among the 100 Great Community Hospitals from Becker’s Hospital Review and a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson Health, among many other national and state awards.

Packer has 30 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience. Since he joined Intermountain in 1995 he has served as Director of Outpatient Services for Evanston Regional Hospital, CEO at Garfield Memorial Hospital and Clinics, Administrator of the Bear River Valley Care Center, CEO of Bear River Valley Hospital, and now CEO of Cedar City Hospital. Packer was instrumental in working with the state to bring a mammography outreach program to rural Utah, serving Piute, Beaver, Garfield, and Kane counties.

Read more about Packer and the award in St. George News.